SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. -- Body camera footage shows the split-second decision to shoot a man after the Sequoyah County sheriff said his deputy had to make after being charged by a man with a knife.
The Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane said his deputy is still recovering after being stabbed in his chest and arm.
Lane said deputy Christian Goode went to a home in Muldrow last Friday to arrest Phillip Trammell on an outstanding warrant for forgery and sex offender non-compliance.
The camera is worn by an officer from the Muldrow Police Department.
The video shows deputy Goode and the Muldrow officer searching the home, eventually finding Trammell underneath a pile of clothes in a back bedroom.
Sheriff Lane says the video shows trammel jumping up, telling the officers to kill him and lunging at deputy Goode and stabbing him with a knife.
Trammel was shot several times to his arm and body and later died.
Lane says the Muldrow officer attempted to use his Taser, but it failed to deploy.
Sequoyah county sheriff Lane says his deputy and the Muldrow police officer only had seconds to react.
"As you can see, they got eight seconds from the time they found him to the time that the officer was stabbed," Lane said. "One officer deployed his Taser and they don’t always work in this case. It didn’t work. We’re just lucky deputy good was calm and quick enough under pressure to drop his baton and grab his pistol and defend his own life.”
Deputies rushed their fellow deputy to a hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he was released this weekend.
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